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Title

Square dish

1757-1758


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

This square fruit dish (along with L2012.166) comes from a dessert service delivered in 1759 by Madame Duvaux (widow of the famous dealer Lazare Duvaux) to the maréchal-duc de Richelieu. A prominent figure at the court of Louis XV, Richelieu was renowned both for the effectiveness of his military leadership and the looseness of his morals. The gilding is outlined in carmine enamel, a device which helped conceal the tendency of the ground colour to turn yellow where it came into contact with gold.


Details


Date

1757-1758


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

4.2 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.165


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 98 (colour illus.). cat.no. 121